01 March 2012


This is just about the time of year when I start daydreaming about what it would be like to have a "real" house.  You know, one that we actually own.  With a yard.  And where I would be able to renovate and decorate to my heart's content.  My Martha Stewart dreaming, if you will.  For a variety of reasons, that's not really in the cards for us right now, but it doesn't stop me from fantasizing. 

One particular fantasy is to have a room, preferably a dining room, that has a mural.  Martha Stewart's Turkey Hill entryway has been a long-term source of inspiration.

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When done right, I think wall murals are so elegant and timeless.  Jackie Kennedy agreed; in 1961, she had the panoramic wallpaper "Views of North America" installed in the Dipolmatic Reception Room at the White House.

Some other gorgeous examples

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So imagine my excitement when Chinoiserie Chic posted about Paul Montgomery Studio earlier this week.  Be still my heart!

It was all over when I discovered that they have a Virginia-themed paper.
Since we've got nothing but time until we purchase our first home, I think I'll use it wisely and figure out a way to convince M that it is TOTALLY worth it to have a custom painted mural in our future dining room.  Don't you agree?


xx BHB said...

I'm a weirdo but I totally checked out all the couches... the yellow one is ridiculous

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Love the images! You'll have a house someday! And when you do I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Wow, those are impressive murals! Very elegant!